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Re: Re: PCI VGA Card Initilization (SIS6326 / PT80)

To: "Girish Gulawani" <girishvg@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: Re: PCI VGA Card Initilization (SIS6326 / PT80)
From: Dominic Sweetman <dom@algor.co.uk>
Date: Mon, 25 Mar 2002 18:18:24 +0000
Cc: "Dan Aizenstros" <daizenstros@quicklogic.com>, <dom@algor.co.uk>, <fxzhang@ict.ac.cn>, <linux-mips@oss.sgi.com>
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Girish,

> it occurs to me that the x86 emulation for the VGA bios is a long
> process.

It is.  But I believe that video chip companies have the chip designer
and the BIOS/Windows driver developer working at adjacent desks.  If
you knew everything they'd ever said to each other, then there would
be no need for an x86 emulator.

We thought the x86 emulator was simpler; and evidently so did the MILO
people...

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